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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. About how many blocks does the Great Pyramid have?
2. How many years does it take for the sun to shift 60 degrees?
3. What did the Ancient Egyptians understand well, according to Chapter 42?
4. What did Hipparchus discover?
5. How far does the sun migrate in 72 years?
Short Essay Questions
1. What two aspects of the Great Pyramid remain a mystery?
2. In Chapter 39, why do you think the Egyptians didn't cut the limestone into smaller pieces to make it easier to move?
3. In Chapter 38, how did the Egyptians manage to drill through granite without the necessary tools?
4. How did Hancock resolve the absence of any lost continent in Chapter 50?
5. Was Hipparchus the first to know about precession?
6. What theory is the focus of Chapter 51?
7. Why did Hancock mention his researcher's resignation in Chapter 50?
8. What did the author mean in Chapter 33 when he referred to the boats at the base of the Great Pyramid as seeming to be of a quality exceeding the presumed need to transport a dead king to heaven?
9. What accounts for differing ideas of when the Sphinx was built?
10. What is eccentricity?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are the ramifications of Hancock's discoveries about the history of Antarctica and the South Pole? How do they relate to contemporary environmental concerns?
Essay Topic 2
According to the book, if modern civilization were to be wiped out and discovered in thousands of years, what artifacts would be found?
Essay Topic 3
Is this book more about the Earth itself or the civilizations who have populated it? Is there a relationship between the two, or are they separate issues that the author explored in his quest to solve mysteries?
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